OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Food model
食品模型
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Sanshin
三線
Shiisaa
シーサー
Mangroves
マングローブ
Haarii
ハーリー
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Japan
Lupin III
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Kimono
着物
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
SUSHI
寿司
KAISEKI
懐石
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
ODEN
おでん
TABAIMO
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
NOH
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター